Business Advisory Council

The Business Advisory Council's purpose is to help the Simmons School of Business achieve its mission by acting as a powerful and visible body of advice, influence and support. The Council members provide a critical link between the Business School and the individuals and organizations with the resources, knowledge, and contacts the Business School requires to fulfill its mission and achieve its objectives.

Chair of the Business Advisory Council

Emily Schur
Vice President, Human Resources
Sun Life Financial

Members of the Business Advisory Council

Lyn Andrews
Sales and Marketing Advisor
LA Advisors

Lucia Celona
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer

Christine Detjen
IBM North America

April Evans
Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Monitor Clipper Partners

Maura Evans
SVP, Technology Architecture
State Street Corporation

Cheryl Fudge
Ecosystems & Alliances
Deloitte, USA

Karen Gray
Director of Retail and Global Development

Jeffery Tobias Halter

Jacqueline Hernández
Chief Operating Officer
The Telemundo Communications Group

Saj-nicole Joni
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cambridge International Group, Ltd.

Mary Mattson Kenworthy
Managing Director
UBS Private Wealth Management

Amy Lang
Vice President Talent Management and Engagement

Lucia Luce Quinn 
Chief People Officer
Forrester Research

Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz 
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Next Stage Solutions, Inc.

Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., O.B.E. 
Director and Trustee
Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services

Celeste Warren
Vice President, Human Resources, Merck Manufacturing Division and Global Diversity and Inclusion COE
Merck & Co., Inc.

Ex-Officio Members of the Business Advisory Council

Stacy Blake-Beard
Professor and Special Assistant to the Dean, Business Advisory Council
Simmons School of Business

Patricia Deyton
Associate Dean for Grad Programs, Director of CGO, Professor of Practice
Simmons School of Business

Elisa van Dam
Senior Director, Executive Education and Corporate Outreach
Simmons School of Business